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42-52382

B-24 Liberator

Service

Units

  • 458th Bomb Group

    458th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 458th Bomb Group (H) entered combat with the 8th Air Force in February 1944. Based at Horsham St. Faith in England, the combat crews participated in the decisive Campaigns 'Big Week', 'Big B', D-Day and the assault on Germany's oil industry waged...

  • 753rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ralph Bonner

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Flight engineer | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME

  • Rex Brudos

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Martin Byrnes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 18 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52382 'Wurf'less', Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Grant Conant

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herschel Dailey

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top turret gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat mission. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Elvin Detisch

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Gunner on B-24 #42-52382.

  • Kenneth Duffy

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned 755BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Rex Brudos crew. 13 x combat missions. Credited 1 x fighter. Failed to Return (FTR) Laaland, Denmark in B-24 #42-52423; Shot down 9-Apr-44, Prisoner of War (POW). Awards: AM, POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Edwin Grant

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 752BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 13 missions. ...

  • Raymond Hammer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 18 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52382 'Wurf'less'. Killed in Action (KIA). PH

  • Charles Jordan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 458th Bomb Group
    Shot down 18 April 1944 in B-24 #42-52382 'Wurf'less', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

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Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 April 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2020 19:31:07 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname shown in the photo attached to the A/C #42-52382.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4059 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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